At Your Library

At Your Library 12.26.19

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Events at Castleton Public Library, 12/22-1/4

Events at Castleton Public Library, 12/22-1/4

Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033 – All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Storytime with Goodie the Therapy Dog – Thursday, January 2, 10:30am – Meet Goodie the therapy dog at this special storytime. All ages welcome.

Paper Clip Jewelry – Thursday, January 2, 12:00-6:00pm – Use paper clips & decorative tape to make a bracelet, necklace, or other craft!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, January 3, 10:00-11:00am – With a variety of toys & blocks, this playtime is designed for children ages birth-5.

Bridge Club – Friday, January 3, 10:30am – Geared toward beginners & players who need a refresher.

Perler Bead Crafts – Friday, January 3, 12:00-6:00pm – Come make something awesome out of perler beads!

Painting Fun – Saturday, January 4, 10:00am – 4:00pm – Stop by the library to have fun with all kinds of paint!

12/19/2019 – 12/26/2019

Donors Decorate Poestenkill Library

The Friends of the Poestenkill Library invite you to give a year-end gift that helps the Library while honoring or remembering someone special. Each holiday season we “light up the library” with colorful strings of lights representing the many gifts that donors send. Often the gifts are tributes to friends or family, who receive notices from the Friends of the Library that someone has given in their honor. All the donations allow the Library to buy new books and offer special programs during the year.

Donors of $100 are recognized with a candle, and donors of $75 are recognized with a wreath, in one of the Library windows. Altogether, the lights, candles and wreaths turn the Library building into a beautiful symbol of the generosity of the season!

To be part of the Holiday Lights appeal, please stop in at the Library or call at 283-3721 to get a brochure with gift form. You are also welcome to mail a check, payable to Friends of the Poestenkill Library, to PO Box 305, Poestenkill, NY, 12140. Include a name and address if you want us to notify someone you are honoring. We also offer on line secure giving through PayPal at Thank you!

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Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

Please call the library to register for programs. (518)766-2715.

Storytime: Every Wed. 10:30am

Yoga: Sat.- 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 10:30am

Friends Meeting: Mon. 1/6 6:30pm

Minecraft: Wed. 1/8 6-7pm

Open Mic: Fri. 1/10 6-8pm

Purl Jam Knitting: Wed. 1/15 6-8

LEGO Club: Wed. 1/22 6-7pm

Book Club: Tues. 1/28 7pm

Film Showing: Downton Abbey 1/31 6pm

TED Talks: Tues. 1/21 3-4pm

Fitness Fusion: Thurs. 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 6pm

Teen Night: DIY Self-Care Products- Wed. 1/29 6-7:30pm

Coming in January: New! Writers Get-Together!- Call for 4 to 8 people putting pen to paper and/or fingers to laptop! Creating a supportive space for writers. We will explore the memoir, creative writing, short stories, and essays. Ask for our information packet at the library. All ages welcome!

*The Library will be closing at 5pm on 12/31 and closed 1/1 on New Year’s Day. Happy Holidays!

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Events at Castleton Public Library, 1/5-1/11

Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033 – All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Computer Basics – Learn the basics of using a computer or other device in a one-on-one session. Appointment required; call 518-732-0879.

Mend-A-Bear – Make an appointment for free repair of your stuffed animal or dog toy! Call 518-369-2488 for appointment.

After Dinner Book Club – “Dodge City,” by Tom Clavin – Monday, January 6, 7:00pm – Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk.

Pajama Storytime- Tuesday, January 7, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Word Games – Wednesday, January 8, 3:00-7:00pm – Stop by with a family member or friend to play giant Boggle, Bananagrams, and more!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, January 9, 10:30am – Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, January 10, 10:00-11:00am – Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

Winter Edible Art – Friday, January 10, 4:00-8:00pm – Make winter-inspired sculptures you can eat! All ages welcome. A 2nd Friday event.

11/27/2019 – 01/09/2020

Invisible Cities Mixed Media Workshop

Join us at the Troy Public Library where artist and instructor Sarah Nenno Bowen will be hosting a two-part workshop in two-hour sessions at the Troy Public Library on

Mondays, January 6 & 13, at 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Each session will be led by an excerpt from the book “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino, and each session will have its own excerpt. Read and respond to this piece of literature with the use of materials such as paint, paper, graphite, markers, and more to create a mixed media masterpiece. Register in person, online, or by phone.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

12/19/2019 – 01/16/2020

French Film

“Sans Famille”-Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy, NY, free, presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York. Young Rémi, a foundling, lives on the farm run by his impoverished foster parents. When their money runs out, unbeknown to his foster-mother, Rémi is sold by his hard-hearted foster father to an old street performer named Vitalis. Vitalis was once a famous opera singer, but became destitute after a tragic love affair. Ever since that time he has been a traveling showman, touring the country with three dogs and a monkey. Rémi is given a warm welcome by the strange troupe, and actually learns how to read and write. (Source-IMDb) For additional information, call the Troy Public Library at 518-274-7071. Follow La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York at and Facebook.

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